This is my first DSLR camera and I found it to be very easy to use, takes great pictures with the "easy" settings, and does a great job in low light. Very happy with all of the components of this package!
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens The Beauty of Simplicity — plus a light compact versatile affordable zoom lens. Perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography the EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video speed simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. It has Canons amazing 63-zone Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canons Basic+ function HD video recording and Live View shooting plus a convenient in-camera Feature Guide. The EOS Rebel T3 is as beautiful as the pictures it takes. This outfit includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens which is designed with Canons Optical Image Stabilizer technology while retaining the compactness and lightness of previous models. Its stabilization allows sharp hand-held shots at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than otherwise possible. It consists of 11 elements in 9 groups and uses an Aspherical lens element to correct aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range and a circular aperture for exquisite rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds. Key Features: 12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed. Canons CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same technologies to maximize each pixels light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. Its an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) and theres an effective 1.6x increase in the lenss marked focal length when attached. The improved DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are captured processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLRs 3:2 multiple aspect ratio in-camera RAW image processing creative filters image resizing and provided S2 and S3 image-recording quality are all possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results the DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 12.2 Megapixels at 3.0 fps as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation enhanced Face Detection Live mode Full HD video recording Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral Optimization. ISO 100 - 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light. With a broad range of ISO settings the EOS Rebel T3 enables shooting from sunrise to sunset and helps ensure capture of the finest detail. With enhanced high-sensitivity optimization subjects can be captured clearly and easily at high shutter speeds without flash with minimized blur and noise. In bright scenes especially long exposures in daylight optimal exposure can be achieved with a fully open wide-diameter lens no dark filter needed. Improved EOS HD Movie mode with expanded recording [HD: 30p (29.97) / 25p] and with in-camera movie editing options. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLRs expanded repertoire of technologies includes shooting video in brilliantly clear exactingly sharp high definition for playback on your HDTV! Shooting at 1280 x 720 at 30 (29.97) or 25 frames per second HD video can be taken immediately through the EOS Rebel T3 cameras intuitive operation and layout. Parameters for white balance and picture style are already set — just grab and go! High speed reliable 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision f/5.6 cross-type center point. The EOS Rebel T3 has a high-precision 9-point AF system utilizing a high-precision f/5.6 cross-type center point. The 9-point AF system uses both normal and high-precision focus depending on the aperture and available light. The 9 focus points can be chosen automatically or manually selected. Enhanced metering with a 63-zone Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures. The EOS Rebel T3 features Canons Dual-layer sensor with 63 zones. By measuring not only the amount of light but also taking into account color and luminosity this system delivers a very high level of accuracy for better results every time. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS Rebel T3 gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes such as sports on a cloudy day or indoor holiday scenes. 3.0 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 3 JPEGs or approximately 2 RAW. The EOS Rebel T3 operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag the EOS Rebel T3 is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can shoot up to 3.0 fps (frames per second) in bursts of up to approximately 3 JPEGs or 2 RAW files so you wont miss a shot. 2.7-inch wide TFT LCD monitor (230000 dots) with Live View function for improved viewing. The EOS Rebel T3 has a huge bright 2.7-inch TFT (thin film transistor) LCD monitor with 230000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170. Its perfect for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF ISO Metering AF Point selection and flash options. And the maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel T3 DSLRs LCD monitor is about 30% greater than its predecessor which is a big benefit when youre using the camera in bright sunlight. Live View Function Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the huge 2.7-inch LCD monitor. Its easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. And now there are two ways to use Autofocus along with Live View Function in the EOS Rebel T3. You can even choose a grid overlay perfect for keeping straight lines in your subject straight in your pictures. In the studio Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through the EOS Rebel T3 DSLRs USB connection. Express your creativity with ease using advanced imaging features like the Basic+ function Quick Setting function and Creative Auto. Basic+ is a creative imaging feature that makes it easy to create the image effects you want. It can be set with the Quick Control screen in Basic Zone modes. Basic+ provides two options: Shoot by ambience selection: Based on the Picture Style and its parameters (sharpness contrast saturation and color tone) the exposure compensation and white balance correction are adjusted to attain the selected ambience. You can also select the strength of the ambience effect. Shoot by lighting or scene type: Although the actual parameter set is the white balance the settings are expressed in more understandable terms. The EOS Rebel T3 DSLRs Quick Control screen gives you instant access to the most common settings all in one place! Its a great way to quickly confirm or change settings while youre shooting. The Quick Control screen is particularly useful when youre shooting from a tripod or monopod with the camera at eye level because it eliminates the need to view the LCD data panel on top of the camera while changing settings. For beginners looking to expand their photographic horizons the EOS Rebel T3 offers Creative Auto mode. While basic settings are based on full automatic operation shooting guides on the LCD screen enable you to make corrections based on simple to follow guidelines. In essence with Creative Auto mode you can learn about photography while taking stunning photographs. Feature Guide offers short descriptions of each function and Quick Control screen for easy operation. The Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR demystifies great photography by including an in-camera Feature Guide. Appearing on the cameras LCD the Feature Guide displays a simple description or advice for the respective function. It is displayed in each shooting mode during Mode Dial operations and for Quick Control screen functions (during normal shooting Live View shooting movie shooting and playback). The